To support community groups of people with recreational activities which they enjoy these include: arts, crafts, music, general discussions and also help with food & drink.
Support group and individual needs, create, suggest and participate in group activities such as above. One example is Happy Friday group which is 9/10 seniors who meet on a Friday 11-2pm in a safe environment and chat, take part in activities of their choice and ones suggested that they like. All in a relaxed atmosphere and complimented with food and refreshments. This volunteer role can lead to paid p/t employment
The Peace of Mind programme aims to cultivate communities and nurture natural networks. This means that we seek to support and assist people with disabilities, long-term illness or other life limiting health conditions to think about what they would like to do and how this would make them happier and better connected with their local community. Then we go about helping you to make it happen. Finding Support and Making Friends The Peace of Mind programme can help you find Personal Assistants and other SDS users in your area who share your interests and want to do the same things as you. This could be going to the local swimming baths; attending a local football match; taking part in local interest groups such as arts & crafts, gymnastics or other activities. Pooling Budgets Because you’ll be doing things with other people who share the same interests, you can cover the cost of paid support across the whole group, making it possible for you to do more of the things that you like and that matter to you. The Peace of Mind programme will provide you with important guidance and support in developing employment contracts; managing the “pooled” budget; thinking about staying safe while you’re taking part in your activities and getting proper group insurance in place. Taking Part The Peace of Mind programme can help you to find activities and groups that are available in your area and support you to make enquiries about the cost of getting involved; planning your support to help you attend or take part and budgeting as part of a group of people who’ll be sharing in the activities.
Experience required: Like people, friendly, open and not reluctant to get involved. Obviously experience of supporting others is a bonus.
Travel details: Chirnside, Berwickshire and other possible locations including Eyemouth, Duns and Hawick.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
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